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Calendar of Activities




Date
Hours
Activity/Event
Notes
Wed. 3/1
11:00 a.m -2:00 p.m.
Gardens open to visitors
Come spend lunch in our sunny garden.  Watch the birds & butterflies.  Bring a book, your knitting, your camera, etc.
Tues.
3/7
6:00-7:30 p.m.
The Gentle Art of Espalier: Growing Trees and Large shrubs in Narrow Spaces  – Dr. Connie Vadheim **
 
Lecture is part of ‘Out of the Wilds & Into Your Garden’ series. 
 
Gardena Mayme Dear Library
1731 W. Gardena Blvd.
Sat. 3/11
9:00 a.m.-noon (garden open)
 
Workshop begins at 10:00
The Art and Science of Espalier: workshop on designing and maintaining espalier trees. - Dr. Connie Vadheim **
This is a hands-on workshop – wear old clothes and bring your pruners.  You learn how to evaluate, prune and tie several espaliers of different ages.
Sun. 3/12
1:00-4:00 p.m.
 
The Art of Espalier – how trees can be turned into art
 
The Preserve and Gardens are particularly beautiful right now. Bring your notebook, sketchbook, easel & canvas or camera and capture some of the seasonal magic!
 
Dr. Connie Vadheim will be available to show you our espaliered trees in the gardens
 
The entire Preserve is open to visitors. 
 
 
Sun. 3/19
1:00-4:00 p.m.
 
 
New day & time
 
 
Gardening for Birds Q & A session with Dr. Connie Vadheim**
 
 
Garden open to visitors for entire time. 
Sat. 3/25
1:00-4:00
 
New day & time
 
 
Potpourri-making Workshopstop by the garden and make some fragrant potpourri using native plant materials.  Fun for all ages.
 
 
 
The entire Preserve is open to visitors.  We’ll have all the materials you need to make potpourri at the Gardens.
Tues.
4/4
6:00-7:30 p.m.
The Birds on a (Space) Budget: attracting birds in a small garden
  – Dr. Connie Vadheim **
 
Lecture is part of ‘Out of the Wilds & Into Your Garden’ series. 
 
Gardena Mayme Dear Library
1731 W. Gardena Blvd.
Wed. 4/5
11:00 a.m -2:00 p.m.
Gardens open to visitors
Come spend lunch in our sunny garden.  Watch the birds & butterflies.  Bring a book, your knitting, your camera, etc.
Sat. 4/8
9:00 a.m.-noon
 
Talk at 10:00 & 11:00
 
 
Soothing SunflowersSunflowers that can be used to sooth achy joints and muscles (and how to prepare & use them) – Dr. Connie Vadheim ** 
 
Garden open to visitors for entire time.  Talk-walks are at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Sun. 4/9
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Celebrate The Earth: Earth Day, CA Native Plant Week and Biodiversity
 
 
The entire Preserve is open to visitors. 
Sun. 4/16
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Gardens open to visitors
 
Sat. 3/25
1:00-4:00
 
New day & time
 
 
Gardens open to visitors
 
The entire Preserve is open to visitors.  You be able to see the beauty of spring in the Preserve and gardens
 

** See the page on Classes & Workshops for more details

for other activities at the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve see: http://www.gardenawillows.org/events.htm
 

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